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Rinchen Zangpo(958 - 1055) 

Rinchen Zangpo was one of the most important translators in Tibetan history. Working under the sponsorship of the kings of Guge, he was responsible for the translation of many of the texts of the Second Propagation of Buddhism in Tibet. Seventeen volumes of his translations are in the Kangyur, and thirty-three volumes in the Tengyur. He is credited with one hundred and eight volumes of tantric translations, as well as numerous volumes of texts relating to science and medicine. Rinchen Zangpo is also considered responsible for the construction of numerous temples across western Tibet and the Northwest Indian Himalaya, although almost all of the attributions are tenuous. He was the first to introduce the Cakrasaṃvara tantra and the cult of the deity Mahākāla to Tibet, and was responsible for translations of several important Prajñāpāramitā scriptures. Many of the lineages he introduced, particularly those of the Yogatantras, are maintained in the Sakya tradition.

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Text People Deity/Cycle/Genre Total pages Folios
(ཆོས་ཀྱི་བློ་གྲོས་བཀའ་འབུམ་, Vol. 2, 617-623.)
Author: 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros
Associated ppl: rin chen bzang po
Genre: Verses of Praise - bstod pa 7 1a1 - 4a3
(ཆོས་ཀྱི་བློ་གྲོས་བཀའ་འབུམ་, Vol. 3, 131-137.)
Author: 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros
Associated ppl: rin chen bzang po
Genre: Supplications - gsol 'debs 7 1a1 - 4a1